Senior Director of Alumni Relations in Goizueta Business School

Location
Atlanta, Fulton County
Salary
$68,800-$94,100
Posted
May 15, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Emory University

Development & Alumni Relations

 

Senior Director of Alumni Relations in Goizueta Business School

Is responsible for strategic goal setting and management of alumni activities for a specific school, unit, or program. Serves as a Chief Alumni Relations Officer for the department. Develops and advances University relationships both within Development and Alumni Relations, and other campus offices/divisions. Serves as the spokesperson for the program on issues relating to initiatives, program assessments, leadership development, alumni/donor services, and communications. Sets goals and provides leadership for the alumni staff, fosters and strengthens ties and is the primary liaison for the program to the University's alumni. Works to increase alumni engagement; participates in alumni and student programming and events; develops relationships with board, chapter and affinity alumni organizations; works to advance the technology and services in support of alumni engagement; represents the program off campus and manages the integration of activities while creating a positive environment for leadership and volunteerism and promoting the traditions and pride associated with the history of Emory University. Manages professional and support staff. May be responsible for alumni leadership development, special interest groups, volunteer programs, affinity programs, and online services. Oversees the development, marketing, and management of the events/activities coordinated through the designated program. Leads event planning activities and program development directed toward the program's alumni, parents, friends, faculty/staff, and currently enrolled Emory students. Handles budget/resource management; marketing and communications; information management; staff supervision; and the strategic development, implementation, and evaluation of events and programs. Manages and coordinates alumni leadership involved in events. Performs related responsibilities as required.


Specific job responsibilities:

The Senior Director of Alumni Relations for the Goizueta Business School (GBS) serves as part of the leadership team in Goizueta Development and Alumni Relations (DAR), working in close collaboration with the team to build a strong, comprehensive program for alumni engagement and philanthropic support. The Senior Director is the primary liaison for Goizueta with the central Emory Alumni Association, helping to champion collaboration on programming both locally and nationally. The position manages a team of three staff who support the overall mission of alumni engagement at Goizueta Business School. In addition, the Senior Director will direct special alumni events produced by Goizueta Business School and Goizueta Development and Alumni Relations.

 

 

Preferred Qualifications:

 

Successful candidates will distinguish themselves by having or demonstrating the potential to develop next-generation alumni engagement and effectively manage alumni volunteers and alumni boards.  

Strategic Thinking: Exhibit a long-term orientation and vision for setting alumni relations strategy and creating alumni engagement. Develop clear annual objectives and strategies for improving the school's alumni relations in partnership with the alumni board and Goizueta Business School Development and Alumni relations staff, incorporating feedback from alumni on what is working well and what needs to be improved.

Relationship Management: Support the school’s need to develop a deeper base of alumni engagement that leads to additional philanthropic support, alumni assistance in key areas of the school including recruiting, placement,  and programmatic support. Employ direct marketing approaches dependent on data-mining and market research to inform alumni relations strategy.
 Proficiency in social media and other relevant technology enabled tools.

Stakeholder Management: Communicate with and earn the trust of a diverse group of internal and external stakeholders. Work closely with the Goizueta Business School Alumni Board to plan, manage, and advance the alumni relations objectives. Establish strong working relationships with Goizueta faculty and professional staff with an eye towards leveraging the number, strength, and longevity of relationships they establish with students/alumni to advance alumni relations objectives.

Team and staff management:  ability to manage a staff focused on alumni relations and engagement, including effectively delegating and providing oversight around alumni relations communications, event planning and management, and initiative development and management.

An executive presence and communication style: Possess strong communication and collaboration skills, as well as the ability to engage alumni on substantive, relevant business topics. Leverage these skills and foster change by continually managing and developing the alumni board, increasing engagement in support of the school’s strategic priorities.

• Continuous Improvement: Experience in developing and implementing strategy and metrics for key alumni relations activities. Develop processes, procedures and systems to maximize the allocation of Goizueta Business School Alumni Relations resources and utilize tools and programs of the Emory Alumni Association (time and dollars).

 

FORMAL JOB DESCRIPTION:

 

Is responsible for strategic goal setting and management of alumni activities for a specific school, unit, or program. Serves as a Chief Alumni Relations Officer for the department. Develops and advances University relationships both within Development and Alumni Relations, and other campus offices/divisions. Serves as the spokesperson for the program on issues relating to initiatives, program assessments, leadership development, alumni/donor services, and communications. Sets goals and provides leadership for the alumni staff, fosters and strengthens ties and is the primary liaison for the program to the University's alumni. Works to increase alumni engagement; participates in alumni and student programming and events; develops relationships with board, chapter and affinity alumni organizations; works to advance the technology and services in support of alumni engagement; represents the program off campus and manages the integration of activities while creating a positive environment for leadership and volunteerism and promoting the traditions and pride associated with the history of Emory University. Manages professional and support staff. May be responsible for alumni leadership development, special interest groups, volunteer programs, affinity programs, and online services. Oversees the development, marketing, and management of the events/activities coordinated through the designated program. Leads event planning activities and program development directed toward the program's alumni, parents, friends, faculty/staff, and currently enrolled Emory students. Handles budget/resource management; marketing and communications; information management; staff supervision; and the strategic development, implementation, and evaluation of events and programs. Manages and coordinates alumni leadership involved in events. Performs related responsibilities as required.

 

Performs related responsibilities as required.

 

Candidate Qualifications

 

A bachelor's degree and five years of related professional experience. Outstanding verbal, presentation, and written communication skills: an attentive listener, articulate public speaker, and clear and persuasive writer.

 

About Emory University

Emory employees are part of a community that values diversity, education, training, and personal development. Creativity is valued, and innovative ideas are rewarded. We invite you to share in a unique culture of education, research, and health care.

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Benefits to Working at Emory

Emory University offers a rich benefits package. Featured health benefits include a choice of two medical plans, dental, vision, and disability insurance, as well as wellness incentives that lower overall medical costs. Emory provides health coverage for legal spouses, same-sex domestic partners, and children.  We also offer financial security benefits, flexible spending accounts, retirement plan options that include matching contributions from Emory, long-term care coverage, and legal services to employees.

Emory University employees enjoy special discounts for arts events, transportation, and fitness, as well as with numerous merchants. Staff may also take advantage of tuition reimbursement and courtesy scholarships, which are also available for spouses, same-sex domestic partners, and children of staff.

Emory also provides professional counseling, consultative, and educational services related to health, performance, and well-being for staff and their family members. Additional resources related to child care, adult caregiving, workplace flexibility, personal finance, fitness, nutrition, career counseling, and more are available. Detailed information may be found at http://www.hr.emory.edu/eu/benefits/index.html and http://www.worklife.emory.edu.

How to Apply

Qualified candidates will also need to apply formally for the position through the University’s online application system at http://www.hr.emory.edu/eu/careers. Candidates should expect comprehensive reference and background checking, including a criminal background check and degree verification.

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